The wage dispute ended the famous “Sex and the City” television series and sparked a conflict between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in 2004
“Sex And The City” is one of those iconic series that you will never forget and to which you will continually find subtle references in pop culture. What you might not know, however, is what was going on behind the scenes at the show.
While the girl group seemed to be close friends on the show, what was going on behind the scenes was in stark contrast to what we were seeing on our TV screens every week. The group of girls weren’t as friendly as they looked.
Salary disputes, the emergence of disagreements, and the inability to work with people they once didn’t care to be with led to the ultimate end of the “Sex And The City” series.
The “Sex And The City” series began in June 1998 and quickly gained popularity. It was a show that had a character that everyone could relate to, from the shy and reserved to the sassy and alluring.
The show was an instant hit and drew people from all over the world to watch it. The show really took off in a way that no one expected, and all of the cast was known by the end of the first season.
As the show progressed, so did the dynamics. Some actresses have taken on more serious roles in the series, while others are simply reminiscent of the featured actresses. While this suited some, others did not accept it as well.
It can be difficult to work with others, especially when you see them progressing in ways that you don’t have, even though you think you have done the same amount of work, and that is exactly what happened. with the ladies of “Sex And the City.”
By the time the show’s second season arrived, Sarah Jessica Parker was the show’s executive producer and was receiving a bigger salary than her co-stars, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, who had all simply remained stars of the show. series.
While Davis and Nixon had no problem being produced by SJP and getting a smaller salary, Kim Catrell wasn’t sure. She believed that each of the women should be paid based on the show’s success, not just SJP.
When the show ended in 2008, Kim Cattrall rose to fame in “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” and explained what exactly was to lead to the show’s end after six seasons, even though the apparent problem had started in the show. season two.
Cattrall said that at the end of the show, not all women were “part of the financial bonanza” of the show, and she felt that was unfair to her and the other women. She said if they weren’t also compensated, it was time to get away from the show altogether.
After filming was completed, the cast hosted a party where SJP, Nixon, and Davis sat together while Catrell sat alone at a different table. It was further confirmation that the actors were arguing.
Four years after the series ended filming, the exciting news arrived that the movie “Sex And The City” would hit screens, and fans immediately began to speculate if the feud was still alive and if Catrell would star. even in the movie. .
However, as Cattrall had said in 2004 when the show ended, the deal was good and the script was fabulous, so she decided to be Samantha again. She had said that she was not closed to playing the character again; the tuning of the series simply didn’t suit him anymore.
In 2008, when the movie “Sex And The City” started filming, fans were naturally excited. However, filming was abruptly interrupted when Kim Catrell was unable to film for a short time. This delayed filming and ultimately the film’s release.
Due to what happened on the show’s series, fans immediately began to speculate that the reason for the delay in filming was that Kim Catrell was not being paid what she wanted and had stopped filming. until she receives the desired amount.
However, the cast was quick to dispel those rumors, simply saying that it had nothing to do with anything about money and that it was because Catrell had just been divorced. Her father had been diagnosed with dementia which they needed to delay filming for a short time.
In 2009, SJP was no longer willing to talk to people about the financial disputes between the actors and decided to set the record straight once and for all. She told “Elle” that she didn’t think people wanted to believe that she loved and adored Catrell and that she would never have made the movie without her.
However, even though SJP decided to set the record straight on the whole feud, it kept coming back, and in 2010 Catrell had to talk about it again. Cattrall told “The Daily Mail” that they were both friends and the endless feud rumors were exhausting and “really boring” before asking the next question.
In May 2010, during press conferences for the second film, SJP again addressed rumors that when you work so many hours a week and have your own personal life, it is easy to tire and strain. feeling exasperated, but that they were all adults and didn’t regret the way she had treated people.
The rumors fell silent for a few years, but they started again after SJP posted a tribute photo to Cattrall on his 60th birthday on Instagram. SJP told Howard Stern he was annoyed that people never question the relationships between the male actors on the show.
She went on to say that it was not always easy and that there were good days and bad days, but she loved women and admired them for their profession. She also said the show was a family that depended on each other for success and as such they all respected each other.
In January of this year, SJP announced that the series would come back to life under a brand new name; “And just like that.” However, the name isn’t the only change that’s happening to this series.
Cattrall will not be playing in this new series. This, of course, had rekindled speculation about the feuds. However, SJP quickly let fans know that Samantha was just not part of that story but would still be part of the group.